- Canadian Essential: Chosen by the Amazon.ca editors as one of the 50 Canadian Essentials in DVD.
And that's just on disc 1! SCTV could parody Leave It to Beaver and Fantasy Island with the best of them, but anticipating the future Ben Stiller Show, its genius lay in its show business savvy to subvert television and movie convention. When Levy's comedian Bobby Bittman arrives on a talk show, he brings "bloopers" from his congressional testimony. And you don't need to have seen The Oscar to appreciate The Nobel, but it certainly helps. The price is steep, but don't be a hoser. This is the comedy release of the year. And it blows up real good. --Donald Liebenson
Pieces of this series have been thrown together and rebroadcast as 30 minute reruns on Canadian cable channels but there not the same shown out of context.
Some classics from network 90 include (not necessarily from season 1):
"The Andy Griffith Show starring Merv Griffin" with Rick Moranis as Merv. "Ouuuu, Aunt Bee's bringing us lunch!"
John Candy staring in Monster Chiller Horror Theater's presentaion of "Dr. Tounge's 3D House of Stewardesses." Don't forget to buy those 3D-Glasses from Count Floyd.
"Indira" with Indira Ghandi staring as Evita (Andrian Martin). Singing "Don't cry for me Rawalpindi"
"Perry Como, Still Alive!" Dave Thomas as a laid back Perry Como making a comeback with a Disco act. This was the clip shown at the Emmy Awards. The next year the real Perry got a special award. I think half the audience thought he was dead and the other half felt sorry for him.
And of course Bob and Doug Mckenzie, filling the CBC's requirement for "Canadian Content." Frying back bacon and drinking Molsen. How much more Canadian can you get, you hoser!